#1
Suppose that you have a party where you distribute alcohol (unusual, yes, I know). But the only way to drink the alcohol is with a cup, obviously. It's the only real way to drink anything. But you don't charge people money for the alcohol -- you charge them money for the cups that they can take home with them or use at your apartment to drink whatever the hell they want (water, alcohol, etc.).

My question is can you get in legal trouble for the "selling of alcohol without a license?" I'm ignoring any underaged drinkers and whatnot. Just the distribution of the "free" alcohol, provided that the drinker has purchased a $5 cup. Could you get charged with selling alcohol without a license, or is this a loophole of some sort?
#3
Probably. The point is if you aren't letting anyone underage drink it won't matter. People have keggers all the time where they charge people for cups, and they can drink as much as they want. Cops won't enforce anything other than underage consumption / illegally providing for underage consumption. The loophole is that if no law authority witnesses money being passes or transactions occuring, it never happened, they can't prove it, you win and you're all drunk.
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Suppose that you have a party where you distribute alcohol (unusual, yes, I know). But the only way to drink the alcohol is with a cup, obviously. It's the only real way to drink anything. But you don't charge people money for the alcohol -- you charge them money for the cups that they can take home with them or use at your apartment to drink whatever the hell they want (water, alcohol, etc.).

My question is can you get in legal trouble for the "selling of alcohol without a license?" I'm ignoring any underaged drinkers and whatnot. Just the distribution of the "free" alcohol, provided that the drinker has purchased a $5 cup. Could you get charged with selling alcohol without a license, or is this a loophole of some sort?



I have no idea

just don't get caught?

I'm assuming you're overage, so you should be fine as long as the cops aren't called to your house, if you're selling it at a party.

but if you're just selling it then , probably
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i think it might depend on where the party is..like a public hall or a private area
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i think it might depend on where the party is..like a public hall or a private area
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#7
Dude you could do the same thing with paying for sex. If you pay some chick 50 bucks just for her to tell you where she is going to be at around 6pm, then you meet her at 6pm and **** her you can't get in trouble. You paid for information, not for sex. See, there are loopholes to everything. (This is provided her pimp or skank friend drive her to her destination.)
#8
yeah i think youd be fine as it does seem to be a loophole. every party ive been too with a cover has always been pay for a cup, which i think is for that exact reason.

technically you are just giving away alcohol to anyone that has purchased a cup, so yeah, loophole, and in the clear.
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#9
if you needed to make money back or something, just have people buy a "ticket" or something to the party, therefore still making the beer free. or am i missing the point of the thread?

EDIT: sounds like i am...
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Dude you could do the same thing with paying for sex. If you pay some chick 50 bucks just for her to tell you where she is going to be at around 6pm, then you meet her at 6pm and **** her you can't get in trouble.



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Dude you could do the same thing with paying for sex. If you pay some chick 50 bucks just for her to tell you where she is going to be at around 6pm, then you meet her at 6pm and **** her you can't get in trouble. You paid for information, not for sex. See, there are loopholes to everything. (This is provided her pimp or skank friend drive her to her destination.)


you go right ahead and try that one.

As for the party unless you having it in a public area and there are no fights where cops need to be called out you should be fine.
#12
an even bettewr solution would be a "5 dollar donation" that way you didnt sell anything and anyone who drinks does of there own valition and you should be okay
#13
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Probably. The point is if you aren't letting anyone underage drink it won't matter. People have keggers all the time where they charge people for cups, and they can drink as much as they want. Cops won't enforce anything other than underage consumption / illegally providing for underage consumption. The loophole is that if no law authority witnesses money being passes or transactions occuring, it never happened, they can't prove it, you win and you're all drunk.

You need a license to sell alcohol. I'm wondering if, because you don't have a license, you could be held accountable for "selling alcohol," even though you're technically just selling the cup. That the partygoer uses it for the free alcohol you have provided is just one practical use for the cup.

I'm having an argument with someone, and I saw this as a loophole, because you really aren't selling the alcohol. He says that you are, because that's the only reason that people would buy cups, and any sane judge would see it that way, too. Someone with law experience who could weigh in on this would be just grand.
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You need a license to sell alcohol. I'm wondering if, because you don't have a license, you could be held accountable for "selling alcohol," even though you're technically just selling the cup. That the partygoer uses it for the free alcohol you have provided is just one practical use for the cup.

I'm having an argument with someone, and I saw this as a loophole, because you really aren't selling the alcohol. He says that you are, because that's the only reason that people would buy cups, and any sane judge would see it that way, too. Someone with law experience who could weigh in on this would be just grand.


Unless they have you on tape saying im selling the alcohol not the cop they cant touch you.If you say your selling the cup then thats what it is.
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Dude you could do the same thing with paying for sex. If you pay some chick 50 bucks just for her to tell you where she is going to be at around 6pm, then you meet her at 6pm and **** her you can't get in trouble. You paid for information, not for sex. See, there are loopholes to everything. (This is provided her pimp or skank friend drive her to her destination.)



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